CS Raphael Tuju airlifted to Karen Hospital

Wreckage of Tuju's vehicle and the matatu involved in an accident on Wednesday morning. [Photo courtesy]

Jubilee Secretary-General and CS without portfolio Raphael Tuju was on Wednesday morning involved in a road accident at Magina along Nakuru-Nairobi Highway. His official car collided head-on with a matatu while enroute to Kabarak for the late former President Daniel Moi’s burial.

Tuju underwent emergency surgery at Kijabe Mission Hospital to arrest an active bleeding in his abdomen. He had also complained of chest pains after the accident.

He was later airlifted in a police helicopter to Karen Hospital after his personal doctor requested for further care.

His driver and bodyguard who sustained fractures in the right leg and arm respectively were earlier airlifted to Nairobi from Kijabe Hospital for further treatment.12 other people from the matatu sustained minor injuries and fractures while three others including the driver who was unconscious suffered severe injuries to the head and chest.

CS Tuju and the matatu driver were the most critically injured of all 18 casualties.All the injured were rushed to Kijabe Mission Hospital where they are admitted in stable condition apart from the matatu driver who is on life support.

Central police commander Patrick Lumumba said the matatu had swerved to avoid hitting a car that had stopped ahead of it abruptly when it collided head on with that of Tuju.